Policy and politics

Dr Sarah Markham shares her experience of being on the Service User and Carer Group of the Mental Health Act Review
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Dr Jenny Oates questions how we recruit Responsible Clinicians to alleviate workforce pressure and give people the best care
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People who have difficulties with alcohol and mental health are still not getting the help they need
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Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care, the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground
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In the first of our Mental Health Act series, Nuwan debates whether Community Treatment Orders can be transformative in some situations
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Mental health services have undergone huge changes in the last decade. But what of the people who work in them?
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Long-stay rehabilitation services have been ignored in mental health policy for over a decade
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Our new series will highlight positive practice and the challenges within social care and mental health
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We worked with the University of Birmingham to analyse the economic costs of mental health problems in the West Midlands
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Following the Taskforce report’s publication last month, Priorities for mental health sets out nine areas for service improvement where there is good evidence of cost-effective interventions.
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